Sara Gómez Woolley is an award-winning Latina illustrator, graphic novelist, and educator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She is may be familiar to many reading this as she had the honor of serving as Highlights’ Artist in Residence for Summer 2022.
Sara’s work has been recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. She has worked on a variety of projects for clients, including National Geographic, DC COMICS, Image Comics, Scholastic, Random House, Parallax Press, For Beginners Books, and the New Castle Science Convention UK. Her most recent project, Pirate Queens, the Dauntless Women who Dared to sail the High Seas, a non-fiction book for National Geographic Kids, came out with positive reviews Winter of 2022.
Sara is most proud to have been selected by the State Department to represent the U.S. at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Alger, Algeria, Africa. There she was a guest of honor and served as a cultural ambassador. She met with international guests, spoke on panels, exhibited her work, and was the head juror of an international competition of cosplay (Costume Art). This festival, attended by over 130,000 people, is the largest of its kind in the Middle East or the African continent.
Sara is currently faculty of the Communications Design Department at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She is honored to serve the illustration community as part of the Board of Directors of the New York Society of Illustrations.